Gulval, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands in a deep wooded vale, at the northern extremity of Mounts Bay, 1½ mile N of Penzance railway station on the G.W.R., with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Penzance. Acreage of parish, 4355; population, 1446. The manor anciently belonged to the Halse family, was given by them to the Priory of St Germain, and bore the name of Lanistley. The rocks are granite and schists, and have yielded much ore. A tract which was long a bare moor is now partly disposed in fields, and partly overgrown with briers and ivy. Gulval Cam, on that tract, commands a fine view of Mounts Bay and Penzance. An ancient inscribed stone is at a stream, and was long used there as a foot-bridge. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; gross value, £470 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was built in the 15th century, is in good condition, and contains a register chest and some old monuments. An ancient cross is in the churchyard. There are Wesleyan and Bible Christian chapels, and a mission church was erected in 1885. There are some extensive ice works in the neighbourhood.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Gulval St. Gulval|
|Poor Law union||Penzance|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Gulval from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Gulval (St. Gulval))
Online maps of Gulval are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:
- Royal Cornwall Gazette
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
- Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.